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Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Dir: Nick Broomfield
Cast: Leonard Cohen, Marianne Ihlen, Nick Broomfield
102mins   2019   Canada   12A   English   

Includes a discussion as part of Wilma’s Documentary Club

A chronicle of the relationship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen, which served as the inspiration for some of Cohen's best love work, including the songs 'So Long, Marianne', 'Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye' and 'Bird on the Wire'.

Filmmaker Nick Broomfield charts their connection, from the early days in Greece, through the challenges that arose as Cohen became a successful musician.

'Nick Broomfield's riveting documentary gives us a vivid snapshot of the early 1960s and a complicated, mysterious love story' - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian